The House That Jack Built by Ed McBain (1988)

Add to Cart
  • Description
  • Payments, Shipping & Policies
  • Contact seller

The House That Jack Built
by Ed McBain

Publisher:  Henry Holt and Company
Copyright:  1988

Book Club Edition

Ralph Parrish was just a middle-aged Indiana farmer, a decent man of modest tastes.  Hard-working.  Maybe -- in a world of sharp deals and fast bucks -- even a bit simple.  A bit dull.  But Ralph Parrish believed in family, and although he had absolutely no experience whatsoever with his kid brother's unorthodox lifestyle, he loved Jonathan.  Enough to stake him to a handsome beach house in Calusa County's exclusive Whisper Key.  And when Jonathan was about to turn forty, Ralph naturally flew down to Florida for the party.

But what he could deal with at a thousand miles' distance he couldn't tolerate up close.  Surrounded by Jonathan's gay friends, Ralph exploded into angry words.  Mocked by Jonathan, he left the party even before it began.

The next morning, Jonathan Parrish lay dead on his kitchen floor, a chef's knife stuck deep in his gut.  And Ralph Parrish was charged with murder.

It didn't take Matthew Hope long to decide that Ralph Parrish was no killer.  Proving it would be another matter.  Ralph's clothes were covered in his brother's blood.  His fingerprints were all over the murder weapon's handle.  He had no witness to his innocence, no alibi.  All he had were the words he heard his brother scream just before he died -- and the image of a figure all in black running down the beach in the gray light of a rainy winter dawn.

Condition:  Used.  Hardcover.  Dust cover is lightly discolored and shows shelf wear.  Pages may be tanning from age.

**************************

Don't Delay. Buy It Now!

Why Buy From Me?


* Shipping Speed Most people are extremely amazed at how fast I get their item delivered to them. I ship the same day you pay for your item, whenever possible.

  • Strong Positive Feedback 100% positive feedback. Customers are overwhelmingly pleased with the quality of the item they receive, the accuracy of the item's description, the prompt and informative email notifications, and of course the speedy delivery.

    * Blujay Member Since 2005 I'm here to stay.

    * ID Verified My feedback profile also displays the ID Verified icon. An extra level of safety and security for buyers to know.

    * PayPal Buyer Protection All of my listings display the PayPal Buyer Protection icon to qualify for up to $1000.00 of protection for you, the buyer.
    • ISBN 0805007873
Payment Methods
Shipping $5.99
Payment Policy

Payment Methods Money Order, PayPal

Shipping Policy

Ship to Locations: Books, CDs and Magazines are shipped within the United States. Collector Dolls are shipped to U.S. and Canada ONLY!!!

Doll purchases to Canada go via USPS Priority International. Please contact me for shipping cost to Canada.

Shipping Costs to any ZIP CODE inside the UNITED STATES are already quoted on the item. I do insure packages upon request for $2.80 fee.

UPS Ground Shipping and Additional Insurance for DOLLS inside the UNITED STATES are already included in the shipping cost for each doll listed.

I ship books as soon as I receive payment. Dolls are normally shipped on Tuesdays. Buyer pays actual shipping costs.

Please Login or Register first before asking a question.
More from oldbooks's Store

The Web by Jonathan ...
$7.99

Extreme Denial by Da...
$9.99

Proof by Dick Franci...
$5.99

Sacred Clowns by Ton...
$10.99

The Parsifal Mosaic ...
$6.99

Ice by Ed McBain (19...
$5.99

The Babes in the Woo...
$7.99

Midnight Flight by V...
$0.99

Conspiracy Theory by...
$0.99

Street Cops by Willi...
$3.99

Jack & the Beanstalk...
$4.99

An Absence of Light ...
$7.99